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  • Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014

    Museums reflect on lower attendance in 2014
    If you've ever tried to go to, say, Shedd Aquarium or the Museum of Science and Industry on the Sunday of a school vacation week, you'll agree that fewer museum visitors isn't necessarily a bad thing.
  • Family Friendly: Morton Arboretum hosts the Husky Heroes

    Family Friendly: Morton Arboretum hosts the Husky Heroes
    Morton Arboretum is going to the dogs, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25 with Husky Heroes. Families love the annual event at 4100 Illinois Rte. 53, Lisle, which is free with arboretum admission. “We will have dog sledding and...

    Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health

    Pruning in late winter can optimize shrubs' shape and health
    Sure, it's still cold and gray. But late winter is prime time to get outdoors for one gardening task: pruning shrubs. "You can see the structure more clearly without leaves," says Patrick Kelsch, collections supervisor at The Morton Arboretum in Lisle....

    For trees and shrubs, ice can be bigger threat than snow

     For trees and shrubs, ice can be bigger threat than snow
    It's not always a blizzard that does the damage in winter. Sometimes it's a different kind of bad news: ice storms. Ice storms are less frequent than snowstorms in Chicago, but they bring special hazards to both people and trees. When cold rain falls...

    Underappreciated arborvitaes deserve some respect in your yard

    Underappreciated arborvitaes deserve some respect in your yard
    They stand like soldiers at attention in yard after yard: arborvitaes, planted in rows to screen out street noise or neighbors. Inexpensive and widely available, arborvitaes are the default evergreens in the Chicago area, widely regarded as little more...